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UN envoy says risk of return to war in Yemen 'real'

Sep. 28, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen warned that the risk of a return to fighting “is real,” urging warring parties to accept a longer extension of the current ceasefire due to expire next month. Hans Grundberg's stark warning late Tuesday came after he met in Saudi...

Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince is named prime minister

Sep. 27, 2022 23:20 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was appointed prime minister on Tuesday by royal decree. The crown prince, who is heir to the throne held by King Salman, already wields wide powers and is seen as the kingdom's day-to-day...

US World Cup worries grow, 0-0 draw vs Saudis in last tuneup

Sep. 27, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

The United States will limp into the World Cup, and not just because of all the Americans' injuries. The U.S. played a 0-0 draw against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night at Murcia, Spain, that was somewhere between unimpressive and alarming. After managing no shots on goal...

Saudi Arabia's triumphant week reclaims the West's embrace

Sep. 26, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Saudi Arabia appears to be leaving behind the stream of negative coverage that the killing of Jamal Khashoggi elicited since 2018. The kingdom is once again being enthusiastically welcomed back into polite and powerful society, and it is no longer as frowned upon to seek Saudi...

US coach Berhalter: 'We got our butts kicked' by Japan

Sep. 26, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

Christian Pulisic and Ricardo Pepi will join the U.S. starting lineup for the Americans' last World Cup warmup against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night after coach Gregg Berhalter admitted “we got our butts kicked” by Japan last week. The 14th-ranked U.S. failed to get a single shot...

Germany secures more gas shipments as Scholz visits Gulf

Sep. 25, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz planted a tree at a mangrove park in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, a token nod to environmentalism during a two-day visit to the Gulf region focused mainly on securing new fossil fuel supplies and forging fresh alliances against Russia. ...

German leader seeks energy deals, alliances on Gulf trip

Sep. 24, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived Saturday in Saudi Arabia for the first stop of a two-day, three-country visit to the Middle East aimed at striking new energy deals and forging fresh alliances amid the economic and geopolitical turmoil resulting from Russia’s invasion of...

US missing many starters ahead of World Cup warmup vs Japan

Sep. 22, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

Gregg Berhalter's U.S. roster as the World Cup approaches is as notable for its absences as for those set to play in Friday's warmup against Japan at Düsseldorf, Germany. Tim Weah, Yunus Musah, Chris Richards, Antonee Robinson and Zack Steffen are out with injuries for the Japan...

Saudi Arabia plans to send female astronaut to space in 2023

Sep. 22, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Thursday it will launch a training program with the goal of sending its own astronauts, including a woman, into space next year. The kingdom is actively promoting science and technology as part of its wide-ranging Vision 2030...

Iran says it's ready for new nuclear deal but asks if US is

Sep. 21, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s president insisted Wednesday that his country is serious about reviving a deal meant to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear bomb but questioned whether Tehran could trust America's commitment to any eventual accord. The U.S. had already “trampled”...